Authorities seized a pair of Bryan Kohberger’s underwear, medical gloves and flashlight when they raided his parents’ Pennsylvania home and arrested him in December, according to a search warrant made public on Tuesday.
During the early-morning search of the Albrightsville home, police seized numerous personal belongings, including: one flashflight, 4 medical-style gloves, a white t-shirt, a WSU Cougars sweatshirt, pair of black and white Nike shoes, pair of black socks, black shorts, black boxers and a took a cheek swab to obtain Kohberger’s DNA.
The items were seized and Kohberger was taken into custody on Dec. 30 — more than six weeks after he allegedly stabbed four University of Idaho students to death in their off campus home in Moscow on Nov. 13.
Police said the killer that night had worn dark clothing and seeminlgy left no fingerprints, meanwhile Kohberger was was reportedly spotted wearing surgical gloves numerous times in the weeks after the killings.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania state troopers were contacted by the Moscow Police Department and the FBI on Dec. 28 after investigators observed Kohberger walking outside of the family home “in the early morning hours” a day earlier.
Kohberger’s car — a white Hyundai which matched on driving away from the murder scene — was also spotted in the private housing community on Dec. 16 and was at the home when Kohberger was arrested, according to the document.
The state troopers requested permission to raid the house at night.
“Additionally, based upon the serious and violent nature of these crimes, including risk of general public safety, your Affiants are requesting a night-time search warrant be issued to execute this search warrant at any time and the affidavit of probable cause be sealed,” the document said.
FBI agents had collected trash from the family home prior to his arrest to link him to DNA they recovered to the scene of the quadruple murder.
A DNA profile recovered on Dec. 27 from garbage thrown out from Kohberger’s parents’ house matched that of a knife sheath left at the crime scene, according to the police’s probable cause affidavit.
Analysis conducted the following day in the Idaho State lab showed the DNA collected at the home matched and belonged to Kohberger’s father, Michael, with more than 99% accuracy.
Kohberger, who was a criminal justice graduate student at nearby Washington State University in Pullman, could possibly face death by firing squad if convicted of brutally slaying Kaylle Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.
The 28-year-old is scheduled to appear in court next on June 26 after he waived his right to a speedy trial and was denied bail in January.
Additional warrants are expected to be made public on Wednesday, Pennsylvania court officials said.